MLS

LAFC opens Banc of California stadium with host of celebrity-owners on hand

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

LAFC co-owners Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra share their excitement as Banc of California Stadium is unveiled. LAFC co-owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson shares his thoughts on the impact Banc of California Stadium will have on the LA community. Major League Soccer expansion team LAFC officially opened its new soccer-specific Banc Of California Stadium on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $350 million arena in Los Angeles' revitalized downtown. MLS commissioner Don Garber attended the star-studded event along with LAFC owners Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm-Garciaparra, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and LAFC coach Bob Bradley. "I'm happy to be a part of this incredible ownership group," Johnson said...

WATCH: LAFC unveil new stadium

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:57:32 PDT

LAFC co-owners Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra share their excitement as Banc of California Stadium is unveiled.

New York City FC stadium part of Bronx development project - report

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:05:00 PDT

Ezequiel Barco came off the bench to make his MLS debut, and David Villa scored career goal No. 399 as Atlanta and NYCFC split the points. New York City FC could soon have a new stadium on the South Bronx waterfront, according to a report in urban development website New York YIMBY. The report said a 26,000-seat MLS stadium is part of a $700 million proposal called Harlem River Yards that was submitted to the city, with a tentative completion date of 2022. The plan comes from a partnership between NYCFC, real estate developers Related, and investment companies Somerset Partners. YIMBY's report also included renderings from Rafael...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara out at least three matches with groin injury

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:02:00 PDT

Kei Kamara has accounted for five goals this season. Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kei Kamara will miss at least the next three matches with a groin injury, coach Carl Robinson has confirmed. Kamara, who suffered the injury in training last week, will likely be out until Vancouver's May 11 matchup with the Houston Dynamo. "It's not ideal," Robinson said after the Whitecaps' practice on Monday. "Any team that losses a key player, and Kei is a key player for us, is going to be affected. "Losing Kei is a big blow, but we have to find solutions...

Man City's Yangel Herrera ready to leave NYCFC for move to Europe

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:49:00 PDT

Ezequiel Barco came off the bench to make his MLS debut, and David Villa scored career goal No. 399 as Atlanta and NYCFC split the points. New York City FC's on-loan midfielder Yangel Herrera has said he is "ready for Europe," suggesting he could soon leave MLS. The Venezuela international joined NYCFC from its affiliate Manchester City in February 2017 on a loan that reportedly runs until December. Man City rejected overtures from Lyon for Herrera last summer, but the 20-year-old said he's eager to make a move. "I am ready for Europe. I feel good and I would really like to make the jump," he said in a Venezuela television interview,...

Rafa Marquez regrets Red Bulls move, hoping for World Cup finale

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:38:00 PDT

Mexican legend Rafa Marquez sits down with ESPN to discuss his lengthy career and the possibility of playing in a fifth World Cup before retiring. Mexico legend Rafa Marquez is hoping to end his career on a positive note at the World Cup, but he said one chapter that doesn't hold fond memories is his stint in MLS with the New York Red Bulls. Marquez spent seven years at Barcelona before signing for the Red Bulls in 2010 in a major transfer for the league, but the 39-year-old said he doesn't believe it was the right move in hindsight. "When I left Barcelona I became frustrated in New York because I was used to a standard and requirement, a high...

MLS fines Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson for ref criticism

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:48:00 PDT

Peter Walton examines the controversial penalty awarded to Dom Dwyer in Orlando City's 3-2 win over Portland, a decision that was not reviewed. Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson is being fined by Major League Soccer for comments he made about the match official on social media following his team's 3-2 loss to Orlando City on April 8. Orlando's come-from-behind win against Portland, who was leading 2-0 late in the second half, was helped along when referee Baldomero Toledo whistled Alvas Powell for a penalty on Dom Dwyer that led to one of Orlando's goals before sending off the Timbers' Sebastian Blanco for a second yellow-card caution. After...

Cincinnati City Council approves infrastructure funds for MLS stadium

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:29:00 PDT

From Atlanta United's rout of LAFC to Orlando City's remarkable comeback, relive all the goals from the sixth weekend of the MLS season. FC Cincinnati received a major boost in its hope to build a stadium and secure an MLS expansion slot when the Cincinnati City Council approved an infrastructure package in a narrow vote on Monday. Voting 5 to 4 to pass the ordinance, the Council agreed to provide $34.8 million in infrastructure costs while the team will build and pay for a 21,000-seat, $212.5m stadium in the West End neighborhood. But before those steps can go forward, MLS -- whose owners meet Tuesday in Los Angeles...

Toronto FC success shaped by talent that came through Chivas USA

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:44:00 PDT

ESPN FC's Herc Gomez feels Toronto FC have all the tools to win the CONCACAF Champions League against Chivas Guadalajara. The matchup in this year's CONCACAF Champions League final is awash in irony. Toronto FC and C.D. Guadalajara will square off in Tuesday's first leg at BMO Field, and on the surface, there seems to be little that connects the two sides. TFC has been around for just more than 10 years. Chivas has been around for more than 110 and has a long, storied history that includes fielding only Mexican players. But when the relationship is expanded to include Chivas USA, Guadalajara's defunct sister club...

Portland Timbers make leap, top four remain same in Power Rankings

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:27:00 PDT

From NYCFC's rout of RSL to Darwin Quintero's debut goal, check out all the goals from the seventh round of MLS action. The Portland Timbers were the big movers this week, while the top four stay unchanged. 1. New York City FC (no change) NYCFC impressively had Atlanta pinned back at certain stages of Sunday's 2-2 draw. Patrick Vieira keeps showing his coaching chops each week. 2. Atlanta United (no change) Ezequiel Barco finally made his MLS debut in the 2-2 draw with NYCFC, albeit for just 20 minutes. Buckle up for the Barco-Miguel Almiron-Josef Martinez trio. 3. New York Red Bulls (no change) After Saturday's...

Alexander Ring salvages point for NYCFC as Ezequiel Barco makes MLS debut

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:15:00 PDT

Atlanta United FC New York City FC 2 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Ezequiel Barco came off the bench to make his MLS debut, and David Villa scored career goal No. 399 as Atlanta and NYCFC split the points. From NYCFC's rout of RSL to Darwin Quintero's debut goal, check out all the goals from the seventh round of MLS action. Alexander Ring scored his first Major League Soccer goal to help New York City FC to a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United on Sunday night. David Villa, playing his second match after a three-game absence with a quadriceps injury, had a goal and an assist for New York City. Ring made it 2-2 in the 73rd minute. Villa, at the top-left corner of the box, drew three defenders and dropped it back to Ring, who trapped it a ripped a right-footer off the crossbar from well outside the area. Greg Garza tapped in,...

MLS: 34 goals in 90 seconds

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:06:55 PDT

From NYCFC's rout of RSL to Darwin Quintero's debut goal, check out all the goals from the seventh round of MLS action.

Sounders last winless MLS team as Graham Zusi salvages draw for Sporting KC

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 02:59:00 PDT

Sporting Kansas City Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Seattle picked up their first point of 2018, but were denied a win at Western Conference leaders Sporting KC by a Graham Zusi equalizer. The Seattle Sounders are the only MLS team yet to earn a win this season after Sporting Kansas City salvaged a 2-2 draw at home in freezing temperatures on Sunday. The Sounders are among the league's most popular teams, finishing second in attendance behind expansion Atlanta United last year, but opened the season with three straight scoreless defeats while splitting their focus with the CONCACAF Champions League. And though Seattle finally earned a point in MLS, it is the last team still looking...


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